New York's 9th congressional district special election, 1822

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On January 14, 1822, Solomon Van Rensselaer (DR) of New York's 9th district resigned to accept a position as Postmaster of Albany. A special election was held February 25–27, 1822.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Stephen Van Rensselaer Federalist 2,266 80.7%
Solomon Southwick Democratic-Republican ("Bucktail" faction) 499 17.8%
Others 43 1.5%

Rensselaer took his seat on March 12, 1822.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://elections.lib.tufts.edu/aas_portal/view-election.xq?id=ny.specialelectioncongress9.1822
  2. ^ http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/bioguide-front/17.pdf footnote 38